Lesson 11 Humiture Detection

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The digital temperature and humidity sensor DHT11 is a composite sensor that contains a calibrated digital signal output of temperature and humidity. The technology of a dedicated digital modules collection and the temperature and humidity sensing technology are applied to ensure that the product has high reliability and excellent long-term stability.

The sensor includes a resistive sense of wet component and an NTC temperature measurement device, and is connected with a high-performance 8-bit microcontroller.


– 1 * SunFounder Uno board

– 1 * USB data cable

– 1 * Humiture sensor module

– 1 * I2C LCD1602

– 1 * 3-Pin anti-reverse cable

– 1 * 4-Pin anti-reverse cable

– 1 * Dupont wire (F to F)

Experimental Principle

Only three pins are available for use: VCC, GND, and DATA. The communication process begins with the DATA line sending start signals to DHT11, and DHT11 receives the signals and returns an answer signal. Then the host receives the answer signal and begins to receive 40-bit humiture data (8-bit humidity integer + 8-bit humidity decimal + 8-bit temperature integer + 8-bit temperature decimal + 8-bit checksum).

For more information, please refer to the datasheet of DHT11.

The schematic diagram

Experimental Procedures

Step 1: Build the circuit

Step 2: Program (Please refer to the example code in LEARN -> Get Tutorial on our website)

Note: Here you need to add a library. Refer to the description in Lesson 1 previously in the manual.

Step 3: Compile

Step 4: Upload the sketch to SunFounder Uno board

Now, you can see the value of current humidity and temperature displayed on the LCD.


* name:Humiture Detection
* function:you can see the current value of humidity and temperature displayed on the I2C LCD1602.
//Website:www.sunfounder.com//include the libraries
#include <dht.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
#include <Wire.h>
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x27,16,2);// set the LCD address to 0x27 for a 16 chars and 2 line displaydht DHT;//create a variable type of dhtconst int DHT11_PIN= 7;//Humiture sensor attach to pin7void setup()
  Serial.begin(9600);//initialize the serial
  lcd.init(); //initialize the lcd
  lcd.backlight(); //open the backlight
}void loop()

  int chk = DHT.read11(DHT11_PIN);//read the value returned from sensor
  switch (chk)
    case DHTLIB_OK:
    //Serial.print(“Checksum error,\t”);
    //Serial.print(“Time out error,\t”);
    //Serial.print(“Unknown error,\t”);
  lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
  lcd.print(DHT.temperature,1); //print the temperature on lcd
  // Serial.print(DHT.temperature,1);
  lcd.print(char(223));//print the unit” ℃ “
  // Serial.println(” C”);
  lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
  lcd.print(DHT.humidity,1); //print the humidity on lcd
  lcd.print(” %”);
  //Serial.println(” %”);
  delay(200); //wait a while